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University of Massachusetts Lowell: Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate or Full professor in Management/Organizational Behavior

The Robert J. Manning School of Business (MSB) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full professor in Management/Organizational Behavior to engage in teaching, research and service. The primary fields of specialization should be Six Sigma Quality Management, Project Management, Negotiations, Leadership, and some combination of International Management, Research Methods, Rewards and Compensation and Change Management.

Located 30 miles northwest of Boston, UMass Lowell has over 17,000 students and is one of the largest public universities in Massachusetts. The MSB has over 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students and is accredited by the AACSB International. Classes are taught on-campus, online and, increasingly, abroad.

The MSB is building faculty capacity to further enhance its research productivity and build program offerings at all degree levels. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in (1) the growth and delivery of new academic programs such as our new Ph.D. program with specializations in leadership, technology management, international business, finance and MIS, (2) the growth of our Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship, and undergraduate Management programs, and (3) ongoing initiatives undertaken in research, instruction and outreach. Faculty members regularly earn teaching load reductions for the publication of high quality research. Ample opportunities are available to become involved in research and instructional activities and develop productive partnerships with other units of the University, and with colleagues from other institutions and countries.

Job Requirements

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Completed doctorate in Management/Organizational Behavior from an AACSB-International accredited business school (all degrees must have been completed by the September 2014 date of appointment).
  • Evidence of ongoing scholarly publication in the fields of specialization indicated above.
  • Teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industrial, corporate or new venture experience.
  • A record of teaching effectiveness at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels.
  • Experience supervising and advising doctoral students.
  • Commitment to develop and sustain an externally funded research program.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to speak and write English clearly.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, industry and diverse populations.
  • Experience in teaching online or web-enhanced courses preferably using the Blackboard Learn course platform.

Applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.uml.edu. The application should include: (1) a current curriculum vitae; (2) a letter detailing research interests and accomplishments; teaching interests, experience and philosophy; and professional background; (3) samples of recent publications; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student course evaluations, department Chair reviews, teaching awards, student testimonials, etc.), and (5) names and contact information for three references (including position title, employing organization, mailing and e-mail addresses) (do not send recommendation letters).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is contingent upon funding. Please contact the University of Massachusetts Lowell Human Resources Department at 978-934-3560 for information regarding benefits and related employment matters or if you have any questions about the position. The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Title IX, H/V, ADA 1990 Employer and Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR60-741 4, 41 CFR60-250 4, 41CFR60-1 40 and 41 CFR60-1,4 are hereby incorporated.

CGG Lecture Series “Governing Innovation: Using Social Network Analysis” (13.06.2013)

CGG Lecture Series “Dynamiken sozialer Netzwerke”

Do. 13. Juni 2013, 18 Uhr
Hörsaal K, Hauptgebäude,
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1

Julia Gluesing & Ken Riopelle,
Wayne State University, Detroit/Ill

Governing Innovation: Using Social Network Analysis

In today’s globalized economy, organizations are increasingly spanning geographical, cultural and organizational boundaries to accomplish work, supported by an integrated information technology infrastructure. For the global corporation, working well across boundaries, especially to innovate, is a necessity to stay ahead of the competition and survive. Yet in these global companies it is increasingly difficult to understand or to manage the extended communication networks through which innovation emerges and is brought to the marketplace.

The purpose of this lecture is to share the social network analysis approach and results of a five-year, National Science Foundation funded study that addresses a central business problem – how to accelerate the adoption of new ideas, processes and technologies when organizations depend on the speed of implementation to be competitive. The project team from Wayne State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago worked in partnership with information technology professionals from Ford Motor Company and Visteon. The team harnessed information in real time that already flows through a company’s information technology infrastructure to create seven metrics that are promising, accurate indicators of collaboration and team performance in an innovation network. The research results have wide applicability and benefit for governing distributed collaborative innovation using a social network analysis tools and techniques in organizations of all kinds.

Business anthropology has had a long tradition in network analysis and can have an increasingly important role to play in the future in fostering an understanding of micro organizational processes and contextual variation in both meanings and behaviors in global networked organizations. To understand global organizing, especially in the postindustrial or post-bureaucratic organizations that are enabled by information technology (IT), mixing research methods is a good way to accomplish both depth and breadth of understanding and to keep pace with emerging patterns and meanings. Quantitative and qualitative methods, automated IT-based data collection and indepth ethnography, are complementary and are important considerations in research design for studying networked organizations going forward. The IT-based analytics can tell us much about how networks are structured and how they evolve as well as about the central messages that flow through the communication networks. However, anthropology and the ethnographic tradition in network analysis can play a critical role in the future to help uncover new patterns of work, emergent roles, and different meanings for work and relationships within global networks.

IAB Graduate Programme: “Methods of Policy Evaluation”

Date: April 26, 2013 , 09:00 – 17:00,  IAB Nuremberg

Institution: Graduate Programme (GradAB) at the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nuremberg

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Johannes Schmider (Boston University)

This course provides an overview over research methods for evaluating economic policies. The course will cover Difference in Difference, Randomized Experiments, Bunching estimators, Regression Discontinuity Designs and Regression Kink Designs. The focus will be on the practical aspects of these methods, their strength and weaknesses and how they can be used to inform policy makers. We will cover many current edge research papers, in particular drawing on examples from evaluating the effects of transfer programs, such as welfare benefits and earned income tax credits, and social insurance programs such as unemployment benefits. The emphasis will be on “reduced form estimators” based on natural experiments – as opposed to structural estimation of fully specified models. However we will show how these methods can be used in combination with theory to estimate parameters for evaluating the welfare effects of economic benefits along the lines of the sufficient statistics approach that has become popular in the applied public finance literature in recent years (See Chetty 2009).

Please register by E-mail sandra.huber@iab.de


GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology

The first GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology will take place at the University of Cologne between August 9 and 25, 2012. It is a joint venture of GESIS and the University of Mannheim.

The GESIS Summer School offers high quality training in state of the art techniques and methods of survey research. It aims to equip participants with essential skills in the design, planning, execution, documentation and quality assurance of surveys of households, individuals or organisations.

In this first year, three two-day refresher courses, seven two-week and six one-week main courses are on offer. The one-week courses can be booked as a two-week theme or independently. The courses cover themes related to survey methodology reflecting the whole survey life-cycle as well as different research designs, e.g. questionnaire design, mail and web surveys, sampling, mixed methods, vignette studies and cross-national surveys.

The Summer School is designed for advanced graduate and PhD students as well as post-docs and junior researchers interested in improving their knowledge and skills in survey methodology from all relevant fields.

Further Information

5th International Research Workshop – “Methods for Ph.D.”

5th International Research Workshop – “Methods for Ph.D.”

October 2-7, 2011
Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg (Germany)
University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg (Denmark)

For the fifth time Ph.D. students in the field of Social Sciences and Economics have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience in research on empirical data, including SOEP. The workshop language will be English. Interested parties from all countries are invited. The workshop is especially for those who need training in the process of choosing a topic, grounding the research idea in theory, as well as in gathering and analyzing data and presenting results in scientific contexts.

The workshop tackles these steps of Ph.D. research projects:

  • gathering data through (un)structured interviews and analyzing standardized survey data (e.g., SOEP),
  • using the computer for content analysis and as a statistical tool,
  • writing a report and making presentations.

These steps will strengthen the cooperation in empirical research to boost and streamline ones project. For more information about the programme, see:


It is possible to obtain credits for the workshop under the European Credit Transfer System.

The workshop fee is 390 Euro. This includes all lectures, meals, and accommodations during the workshop (October 2-7, 2011). For more information about the registration procedure, see:


Organizers of the Workshop are: Helmut-Schmidt University – University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, University of Flensburg, the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) at the DIW Berlin, University of Southern Denmark Campus Soenderborg, Leuphana University Lüneburg, University of Hamburg – Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and Faculty of Education Psychology and Human Movement.

Workshopfolder as PDF